Okay, onto the actual castes. There are 17 types in all, though there can actually be more castes than that depending on which ones have split off. Note that my Spanish is intentionally grammatically flawed. Anyway, in no particular order:
1. Cartógrafos (Cartographer Caste)
Cartógrafos are almost exclusively men, and conquistadors at that. When not drawing up plans for the Gran Cacería, they are exploring and appraising land in Océano de la Vida for resources the other castes can use. They wield considerable influence over Océano de la Vida because they know where useful resources are, and spend their days exploring even farther reaches of the sea. To communicate with one another over vast distances, they breed Palomas (or at least try, they have issues with their eggs too), large white birds (they're not actually doves) that they have trained to travel to their home Tent complex.
Because the Sea is very easy to get lost in, they have built a system of navigation over time that all castes use throughout the human-explored portions of Océano de la Vida. Basically, spaced in seven directions from the Tent City are what are known as Oak Banderas (or Banderas for short). These are giant Oak sticks that are bolted into an underwater island, and stick about twenty feet from the surface (although that amount changes over time as the underwater island moves up). All seven of them have the tops wrapped in silk that is either blue, green, yellow (golden silk is used instead of yellow mugre), red, purple, brown, or white (and I'll get to colors in a bit). Before color technology, they had three notches, and each notch either had Silk or Golden Silk tied around them. With color technology, the markings are much clearer and easier and can cover more space on the Bandera as well.
Anyway, at the top of a Bandera, a branch of Oak is preserved that will point back towards the Tent City. Additional Banderas are spaced haphazardly away from a Home Bandera that will point back towards it and have markings of their own, and other Banderas can point towards those. What you get, then, is a network of Banderas that point inevitably back to the Tent City. You can get to a specific Bandera by knowing the color coordinates of it, for example  means you go to the blue bandera, then the green bandera near that, then the red bandera near the green bandera. Banderas are fixed as long as the underwater island does not turn into blackrock, so replacing them does not happen very often, while the colors have to be replaced every few Tormenta Empíreos because they will get stained different colors in some places. However, the ones composed of Golden Silk will not.
The rough position of floating islands (they do move around slowly) is mapped by two angles from a specific bandera.
At waist level on the Bandera, there will be a carved notch set into it known as a Brújula, with lines going vertically and horizontally around the Bandera. You can stick a wooden tool known as an Angulo into the Brújula and line it up with the vertical lines to figure out the vertical angle of a floating island, and line it up with the horizontal lines to figure out the horizontal angle of a floating island. Together, you can get a rough idea of where a specific mapped floating island is, although you're usually able to see it anyway. Beneath the surface, there are additional Brújulas which can be used to find the location of underwater islands, whose position never has to be re-measured. The system isn't perfect, but it generally works very well and prevents people from getting lost as well so long as Banderas are maintained.
Cartógrafos that are out exploring will take a Paloma with them, and send it back home once they have found something interesting and mapped out its coordinates. Back home, the coordinates and item of interest will be carved into pieces of wood, or more recently, mapped out on Silk via colored mugre. This information can then be traded with other castes. What Cartógrafos look for in floating islands are exposed crystals, amber or aged emerald (because of their rarity), large Silkrock formations, large mugre fields (especially if they're a homogenous color), definitely new crops they haven't seen before if there are any, etc. In underwater islands, they look for exposed crystals (especially Onyx), large Oak trees, underwater islands without Oak trees (because those are easier to harvest), etc. Blackrock is a priority because it does not stay exposed long, and they will attempt to gather some of it themselves. Same deal with floating islands that are particularly close to the surface. If there is an underwater island a good distance away from a marker and close to the surface, they'll use that as the place for a new marker, which they will try to place that very day provided they have some on hand.
2. Leñadores (Lumberjack Caste)
The Leñadores are responsible for working with Oak. They have mixed genders, but there's a trend towards more males recently, as well as valuing male slaves due to the amount of physical work involved. Originally, they also brought Oak up from underwater islands, but that task has been taken over by the Sirena who are better at it. Oak trees are massive structures that resemble the size of their earth counterparts (hence the name). The Sirenas typically leave them out to dry so the fish eggs will get cleared out and they will at least float. The Leñadores, meanwhile, will take the Oak back to their tent complex, which tends to be a little larger than usual due to the amount of Oak in it. There, they break it down into pieces by size, and further work on it. The largest pieces are made into wooden floors for the Tent City and boats. Medium-sized pieces are used for containers and bowls, while smaller pieces are used for spears, tool handles, given to the Cartógrafos so they can make Angulos or wooden maps, etc. Large branches are notched in a specific pattern, and passed onto Silk Workers, who will "glue" them together with expanded Silk for use in structures (like banderas) that are larger than the Oak tree.
New Oak is typically carved with Ruby Knives, that will have the added effect of burning muerte lodged within the wood (like dead fish eggs). This does not burn hot enough to start a fire. With older or more dried Oak pieces, Onyx knives and saws are used for cutting. To take large holes out (containers, bowls to some extent, boats especially), Blackrock attached to Aged Ruby is utilized. In this process, the piece of wood will be suspended about ten feet over a bed of jagged Onyx. A piece of Blackstone will be attached to Aged Ruby, and it will violently sink through the wood, crashing into the Onyx below that will separate the two. A bottom wooden piece is then silk-glued to the bottom of the hole to make containers, bowls, or boats via the Silk Worker Caste (they'll normally just send one of their workers over). Before you worry that the bottom would fall out of boats, expanded Silk is extremely durable, especially with the way the Leñadores notch the wood that it expands into.
Wood is used for all kinds of things that I will cover in the sections of other castes. The Leñadores are responsible for carving it into the specifications other castes have. They tend to owe Silk Workers and Sirenas the most debt, but it's quickly paid off since both of those are heavily reliant on Oak as well.
3. Prismas (Prismatic Caste)
This caste is responsible for sorting colors out of mugre. As it is a relatively new technology, the genders within it are roughly equal. Mugre, as I've explained before, it either a dark brown or light brown substance. Dark brown mugre is treated as homogenous by emerald, so it must first be treated by Aquamarine. Dark brown mugre is, however, the most easily obtainable, so the Prismas use it and trade off a certain amount of it for those who want to use it for farming. The process here is to take the mugre and expose it to an aquamarine crystal, which will soften and break it up into manageable dust. Then, Aquamarine dust is sprinkled in it to do a more thorough change to Cielo Mugre.
Cielo mugre isn't actually brown, it's just a combination of all the different types of mugre and gold. There are two main processes they use for separating it further, which I've talked about somewhat.
The first process is to take an Oak container which has six equispaced holes cut into the walls of it. These holes are extremely close together, leaving only small pieces of wood to hold it together. Silk cloth is then wrapped to each of the holes, in such a way that it makes pockets. Emerald dust is then set up at the bottom of the container and Cielo Mugre is slowly poured through the top. The emerald will cause the mugre to split apart into six colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple) which will fill the pockets in a mostly uniform way. The pockets can then be detached and refined further, making the colored mugre a pure color. It can take up to 50 refinements to get a color pure, during which time it will also start splitting according to the brightness of the the color, allowing further refinements to get different shades of the same color. The colored mugre produced this way is known as Teñir Mugre, or Teñir for short.
The second process is to use Amber to electrify cielo mugre, and push this fine powder into Agua, creating Corrupted Agua. A large container has the bottom coated with Emerald dust, and corrupted Agua is slowly poured into it. The Agua will explode out at first, but if the pouring is kept at a slow enough pace it will instead start to move apart into differently-colored Agua. Unlike the other technique, this does not always create colored patches in a uniform way (probably because Agua is liquid), so flasks are instead dipped into the corrupted Agua to bring out specific colors. These can then be poured into another container for further refinement. Unlike the dust, it's harder to get finely different shades of color, so every color will typically only have about four or five shades that can be refined from it. The colored corrupted Agua produced this way is known as Agua Pintada (or Pintada for sort).
Colors can be combined by electrifying one color with amber and adding it to Teñir or Pintada in a container and then shaking the container. It's possible to get all kinds of colors this way, although there's only a certain amount of shades to work with, so depending on which ones are used, combined colors can have much more shades available to them than primary colors. One strange thing about colored mugre is that colors that are not close to one another (ex -- blue and yellow) will not mix. So you can't make green from blue and yellow, but you can make cyan from green and blue. Combined colors will also mix with anything close to either of their original colors, but will turn into shaded tan. Tan and shaded tan are usually not desirable.
Roughly speaking, the shade of Teñir or Pintada has to do with how much gold is in it. In very fine and spaced amounts, gold is solid white and will brighten mugre, which without gold is a very dark color.
4. Espléndidos (Ornate Caste)
The Espléndidos compete with the Leñadores to some extent. They were originally part of the Leñadores which broke out to create Oak for its aesthetic value rather than its practical value. They create the same Oak tools, containers, and boats as the Leñadores, but they focus on the ways they can weave colored Silk, gold, and crystals into them and carve them to create more ornate versions. Gran Esclavos and Gran Hedonistas will decorate their houses with things created by Espléndidos, as will those highest in the hierarchy of castes. Their ornate pieces are also used in religious ceremonies. On the practical side, they do make Oak bowls that have ruby dust already embedded in them for easier heating. Due to being an offshoot of the Leñadores, the Espléndidos are mostly men.
5. Cielo Recolectores (Sky Gatherer Caste)
The Cielo Recolectores, or Recolectores for short, are responsible for gathering materials from floating islands. They are mostly female, but it has at least become popular among men more recently for some reason. Most of what they do is gathering Silkrock.
To do this, they first find a floating island via the Cartógrafos that is either close to the surface or has a small amount of Silkrock, so they're not harvesting from an island that would otherwise be inhabited at some point. Silkrock may look uniform on the surface, but it tapers to a point near sky crystals due to its effects of solidifying Silk. Silkrock, therefore, is composed of inverted pyramidal chunks about ten to thirty feet across and six to eight feet deep. First, they must burn the Silkrock in an area to reveal the cracks underneath that separate chunks. They do this by pouring gold over the surface and melting it with Ruby crystals attached to long Oak sticks. Once they reach a certain depth, they then cool the gold with Sapphire attached to long Oak sticks and remove it. Once a Silk chunk is revealed, they dig through the sides of it a couple inches and then saw into it about three feet. Inside the Silk they place corrupted Agua and Aquamarine dust, and seal the hole with insulated gold wires. They then use their Ruby sticks to heat the gold wires, which heats the corrupted Agua and Aquamarine within. Over time, this will cause the surface of the Silkrock to expand like a balloon, pulling the Silkrock chunk the rest of the way out. The balloon section is then cut, and it can then be carried to whoever requests it via attaching it to Globos.
They also will retrieve the crystals at the base of Silkrock chunks. Lastly, they also harvest Cloudsilk, although there is tons of it around and not much demand for it. If there is demand, they will cut through it with large shear-like tools composed of interlocking Onyx knives. It is then wrapped in Silk and transported to the Sirenas or Pescadores.
It can take years to harvest a single island, but they generally prefer harvesting from new islands after they've cleared the surface Silkrock because deeper chunks are harder to remove.
6. Seda Trabajadores (Silk Worker Caste)
Next up are the Seda Trabajadores, which I'm instead going to call the Silk Workers as I have been. They are not "mostly female", they are *all* female. If they marry into another caste, they exclusively live there. Silk working is a closely guarded secret, unlike other technologies. This caste is responsible for refining Silkrock into different types and shapes of Silk, as well as creating Globos and the smaller ones used in Allas. As Silk is so essential and has so many different uses, this female-only caste wields considerable influence over Océano de la Vida. There have been some attempts to establish new castes that aren't related to it, but that turns out to be impossible because of the skill that is required for Silkworking.
The process is simple enough. Take an Oak bowl and fill it with Ruby dust (if it isn't already), then sprinkle Gold onto the ruby dust. A piece of Silkrock is suspended over the bowl and as the gold heats up, Agua is slowly added so that it turns to steam and goes in through the pores of Silkrock, turning it into Silk. Adding the right amount of Agua can be tricky; add too little and the steam won't do much, and add too much and it won't turn into steam quickly enough and will fall below and dissolve the gold. The really hard part though is directing the flow of the steam and the temperature of the gold fire to produce Silk with different hardness levels. To control the process, a Silk Worker holds two Reguladores in each hand, which are a stick coated in emerald or amethyst dust (the only truly neutral crystals, which keep the Oak from burning) attached to two Ruby crystals, and one attached to a Sapphire crystal on one side and an Onyx crystal on the other.
The Ruby regulador will heat up gold, while the Sapphire/Onyx will cool it down in different ways. The sapphire/Onyx crystal is also used for condensing steam to some extent, which due to Agua steam's peculiar properties, will drag it in a certain direction. Slaves or low-ranking members of the caste will usually pour the Agua slowly, as the Silk worker controls how the Silk forms. Silk made this way will turn a slight golden hue due to the gold dust that no one knows about (except that one chick I described before who discovered it).
Silk can also be colored by a process known as Staining. In this case, it's important to add some Emerald dust to the gold to make sure it doesn't get absorbed into the steam and the Silk created will be completely white. Then, instead of pouring Agua, you pour Pintada. If you do it right, the mugre won't fall and corrupt the gold. And the Silk will be colored whatever the Pintada color is. While Pintada will eventually dissolve, Silk colored this way does not uncolor itself because the steam is diffuse enough in the Silk to not regain its healing properties. This is also why the surface of Silkrock will be stained a certain color.
Thinner silk can then be woven into rope or kept as it is and passed along to Clothing makers or Tent builders, while thicker silk can be worked into containers or Silk balls which are useful for various things (like De Lastre Mundos).
In order to make Globos, a LOT of heat is needed, and typically a full Silkrock chunk is used rather than a small section. If they don't want to ask Leñadores for a favor, Silk workers will use the boats they already have. The process is the same, except more Ruby dust and gold are needed, and Aquamarine dust is also added to the mix. Globos are not fully buoyant, they will drift down like balloons in earth that have lost some air. This is important so that insulated gold wires and ruby crystals can be added so the Globo controller can handle how their balloon moves.
As far as Silk "glue" is concerned (what holds boats and containers together, as well as provides for Banderas), Oak is notched by Leñadores a certain way on both ends. Silk Workers will then push soft Silkrock in the cracks and inflate it with the normal process, keeping a hard Silkrock that has nevertheless expanded through the Oak. It will also expand the Oak slightly, drawing the pieces of wood close together. The resultant piece is stronger than the wood itself because the Silk is actively pushing the wood pieces together.
7. Oros (Gold Harvester Caste)
Oros are gold harvesters. Oros are predominantly male, ex-conquistadors especially. As you can tell, Gold is a valuable fuel source, ornate decoration, and is useful in wires, etc. Oros are responsible for harvesting and developing it. The first thing is to get some natural Cielo Mugre, as it's naturally rich in gold. Ruby crystals are then added to it, which will cause the gold in it to melt and sink to the bottom, which is then cooled with Sapphire crystals and the rest of the mugre removed. Done a few times, pure melted gold can be gathered. To create the highly useful powdered gold, solid gold is scraped against fragmented Ruby crystals. The heat from them keeps the surface of the gold loose, and the shape means pieces are scraped off more easily.
To create insulated gold wires, there is a Sapphire crystal that has a wire-shaped hole cut in one side. Melted gold is then poured inside and the wire is removed after it cools. It is coated in Onyx dust and wrapped with Silk. The silk keeps the wire from dissolving in Agua, and the Onyx keeps the outer part of the gold solid and keeps the Silk from burning. Insulated Gold wires are a great way of heating Vida or heating Muerte without having to heat it directly with Ruby.
8. Sirenas (lit. Mermaids)
Sirenas are a combination of a bunch of older castes, one of which still exists. They are slightly patriarchal because they had more men at one time, but due to their higher birth rates, they now have more women than men. They are notable for their self-sufficiency and for immediately training their young, rather than keeping them as Hedonists who become Concubinas. As they have learned how to breathe underwater without drowning, they spend most of their time underwater and have a near-complete monopoly on all the underwater resources. They also know how to bring Oak to the surface without disturbing the fish within, which is a remarkable feat considering that doing so kills them.
The first piece of underwater tech is getting rid of Oak, as it makes further harvesting of underwater islands difficult. On the surface they will have a Globo that has Aquamarine dust in it but is not floating, so it will bob on the surface. Attached to the base of it are long ropes. Using spherical Amber for illumination (the lightning versions would disturb the fish), they will attach these ropes to branches of the Oak tree. They will then cut into the tree slowly and fill it with Amethyst, which will knock the fish out. They tell no one of this technique, because they prefer to be thought of as able to coax the fish, rather than simply drugging them. A team of them will then go in and apply Aquamarine to the base of the tree, loosening the mugre that is holding it in place, as a team on the surface will connect Ruby to Gold wire on the Globo and cause it to rise up, slowly bringing the Oak tree up with it. Fish will scatter everywhere, so this is a good opportunity to do some fishing, the technique which is identical to that of the Pescadores, so I'll cover it in their section. It doesn't take more than a few hours to dry an Oak tree out enough for it to float and its eggs to die, if Ruby is applied to key points that the Sirenas know well. The ropes are then unattached and the Leñadores retrieve the tree.
The next piece of tech is pulling Mugre up from underwater islands. This is actually pretty complicated because it tends to dissolve if separated from its crystals so it can't be haphazardly carved out, and cielo mugre dissolves instantly in water but turning mugre into cielo mugre is necessary to get a chunk to actually loosen up. How it's done, then, is to apply aquamarine to the middle of a section and go deep within it, and then plant a Sapphire crystal. Amethyst dust is then used to coat the surface of it, and as Aquamarine cuts into it, more amethyst dust is applied. Eventually, you have a section of Mugre a few feet across that has been cut down, and you can cut it the rest of the way, applying amethyst as you go. Silk is tightly stretched around it and tied together, and the package is carried to the top. You'll lose some mugre this way, but not enough to make a difference.
Once on dry land, Aquamarine can be used to cut into the mugre and remove the crystals within (including the one that was planted).
Like with floating islands, it can take years to fully harvest a floating island, though again, newer ones are usually preferred because the process is easier if crystal is exposed (plus you know what you're getting).
9. Pescadores (Fishermen Caste)
Pescadores are fishermen. They are mostly male. They compete heavily with the Sirenas, mostly by spending all their time fishing rather than doing other tasks. Since they really only have one useful skill and they're in competition with Sirenas, they are slowly dying out as their caste becomes poorer and more of them leave to do other things. Their technique for catching fish is to go to where a group of large ones are (at least a hundred feet underwater; they simply refuse to go higher on their own for some reason), and stab them with Oak harpoons, which will hurt them but they will heal back up instantly. They will, however, move away from the harpoon, so they can be repeatedly stabbed. When they get near the surface, they are caught in Cloudsilk nets and then killed the rest of the way with Onyx knives. Via this technique, they can usually catch 10-20 at once, which are then killed and dried (to make sure they're dead). When they're dead, agua is sprinkled over them to dissolve the undesirable parts of their bodies, and the rest can be traded to other castes as food.
10. Allas Fabricantes (Allas Caste, aka those cool things that let you fly)
Allas Fabricantes were one of the castes that tried to duplicate Silk Workers but failed. They are predominantly male. Along the way though they did learn how to craft Allas, which are extremely useful for personal transport. They do craft their own balloons in a similar process to that of the Recolectores. Their processes are considerably more advanced than that of the Recolectores, however.
Taking a long thin chunk of Silkrock (Allas are made in different sizes for differently-sized people, so this size can vary), they will cut a slit a couple inches from one end of it and fill it with a mixture of five parts Aquamarine dust, one part Sapphire dust, and four parts Agua. They will then close it with insulated gold wires which are held together in a wooden clamp which is notched in a similar way to the bottoms of boats. Pieces of the Silk around the slit are carefully pushed into the notches. Ruby is then applied, simultaneously heating up the aquamarine and Agua, which causes the Silk to reach its natural buoyancy levels and simultaneously be pushed into the wooden notch, gluing the whole contraption together. This is done three times, giving the Ala Fabricante three mildly buoyant balloons naturally attached to Silkrock.
These are then spaced in a Y-shape and attached via the same Silk-glue method to a wooden brace. Branching from it are hinged wooden levers which either push the balloon or connect Ruby crystals to the gold wires near them. This is sort of difficult to describe without a flowchart, so that's why I haven't gone into too much detail about how the levers are constructed.
Allas Fabricantes also add the finishing touches to Globos (the sealed wires and Ruby).
11. Chancho Entrenadores (Pig Trainer Caste)
Humans have a strange relationship with pigs. They are kept as domesticated pets, used as sources of cheap but slow labor, occasionally worshiped, and
once a Tormenta are cooked and eaten.
Chancho Entrenadores are responsible for training pigs. I won't go over the techniques they use, mostly because I haven't developed them and I doubt I'd be able to do, but needless to say they are the ones that make them responsive to the commands of their human masters, whether in a working or ritualistic context.
Chancho Entrenadores were originally predominantly male (because pigs were imported from Conquistador ships), but have turned into being predominantly female as the males don't consider it worth their time, and more females tend to have pigs as pets than males.
12. Cristalos (Crystal Caste)
Cristalos are responsible for creating and shaping crystals as well as Blackstone. As I explained previously, crystals can be shattered easily by bashing them between fragmented Ruby pieces. They can also be cut with Onyx saws. Shaped crystals are attached to wooden handles, a layer of emerald or amethyst dust, and wrapped with Silk. For crystal tools that won't be used in hot or cold environments (like for Pescadores), the layer of Amethyst dust is not necessary.
Cristalos also work on creating Blackstone by suspending De Lastre Mundos with ruby in the middle. When one rises to the surface, they quickly burn through the Silk, release the Ruby, and mold the Blackstone. They also slowly convert crystals by keeping them in tanks of Agua.
Cristalos are mostly female, although there are a few male Cristalos and always have been.
13. Clérigos (Priest Caste)
The Clérigos are notable for all belonging to the same caste, despite being priests of wildly different religions. The reason for this is so they can share their expertise and rituals they have learned to do more effectively with other religions. They do not spend much time in their Home tent, instead going to the Tents or Houses of their worshippers or general areas that can hold many followers. Sirenas, while fiercely independent, also have representation in the priest caste. Perhaps it is the lack of a requirement for staying in the home tent that makes it easier for them to join the ranks of Clérigos. Whatever the reason, they add their rich heritage to other religions in various ways.
Clérigos are aggressively egalitarian; depending on the religion, they are either all female or all male, or there are specialized roles for males and females. The makeup of the Clérigos caste is roughly equal, however, with a slight emphasis on men.
14. Contratistas (House/Tent Builder Caste)
The Contratistas are responsible for actually building Tents (on the surface) and Houses (on floating islands). I have explained how those are built in different sections (and this post is far too long already to repeat myself). Because of the amount of physical labor required, they are predominantly men.
15. Gran Cocineros (Chef Caste)
The Gran Cocineros are responsible for cooking. As I explained before, Agua is capable of keeping you from hunger, but food is necessary for basic human comfort. As food does not decay, the Gran Cocineros will usually keep huge containers of food in boats outside of their Tent complex, free for all to take. For large elaborate feasts (for example, the Festejo de Cerdos) or specific dishes that are not available outside, favors are called in by castes. Powder of various crystals is a good flavoring agent. Here is a list of
kings crystals and their flavor:
Onyx -- metallic, generally not used in food except in more recent techniques.
Sapphire -- bitter but rich, sort of a combination of hazelnut, pine nut, and other flavorful nuts.
Amethyst -- These crystals are wondrous. While they have a vague jasmin taste to them, they can taste like completely unrelated spices (like basil, mustard seed, paprika, etc) for completely arbitrary reasons. Crystals seem to have a uniform flavor, however, so it's theorized that the flavor has something to do with the shape of the crystal. Milder-tasting crystals seem to have less fragments in their shape, so those are used as the actual tranquilizer, while a small sprinkling of flavorful amethyst is enough to give something a robust taste without knocking out its consumer.
Ruby -- spicy, sort of a cross between black pepper and cinnamon.
Aquamarine -- extremely sweet and leafy, sort of like spinach and kiwi with a bunch of sugar added.
Emerald -- Emerald has a kind of sour fruit taste to it, sort of a cross between green apple and cranberry.
Amber -- Amber tastes like honey, until you cook it. Then it becomes rich slightly-salty umami.
I haven't really worked out the dishes they serve precisely, but I will cover that in the revamped agriculture section. Gran Cocineros are mostly female, although there has been an upsurge in the number of males recently.
As Gran Cocineros are highly specialized in cutting food, and often have the sharpest Onyx knives, they are tasked with El Mil Infiernos, which thankfully doesn't happen that often.
16. Lechugores (Lechugo Caste)
Ah, Lechugo. I keep mentioning this without mentioning what other vegetables are (which I will also cover in the agriculture section). The importance of Lechugo is its psychoactive and hallucinogenic properties, which the Lechugores cultivate and process into usable forms. Once dried and dead, Lechugo can be filled in an Oak pipe and set on fire with Ruby. After that -- use your imagination.
Lechugores also experiment on formulas of Lechugo with Amethyst dust and Extracto de Café, as well as other psychoactive plants that have been discovered over time.
Lechugores are mostly males, as they originally started as the husbands of Gran Cocineros. It is rapidly becoming more egalitarian, however.
17. Ropa Fabricantes (Clothing Caste)
This caste is responsible for creating clothing from thin Silk. Generally, both males and females wear pants-like and shirt-like clothing while working, while robes are also unisex and used for leisure and ritualistic purposes. The main difference between the sexes clothing-wise is the colors they wear. Men tend to have much brighter and fiery colors (red, orange, yellow), while women have darker hues and cooler colors (green, blue, purple). As Prismas are a relatively new caste, the color choice is based on religious beliefs (the fiery colors and day sky are said to reflect men, while the cool colors and night sky reflect women), which quickly turned into fashion.
Ropa Fabricantes will begin with colored Silk that Silk Workers have crafted (white is reserved mostly for religious purposes). They can stain Silk clothing in a very controlled way by using Teñir (colored mugre). The way they do this is by filling a pipe with Teñir and shooting lightning from Amber through it. The mouth end of the pipe is then pushed along the Silk, the smoke staining the Silk in a much more controlled way. They use this technique to create patterns and overall change the color of a piece of clothing.
Sandals are also created via thin pieces of Silkrock and Silk ropes, although a considerable number of people in Océano de la Vida (especially near the sea) go barefoot.
Ropa Fabricantes also create tattoos through a similar technique, except the skin is simultaneously cut and then healed with Agua. This is a very painful process, but often very worth it. Tattoos do eventually wash out (the Agua in your bloodstream seems to be drawn to it), but this process can be slowed via amethyst dust.
So yes, hopefully this will give you some idea about what all of the castes do, and how reliant they are on one another.
Thoughts? Comments? Questions?